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« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2008, 08:37:52 PM »

This is not by any means a "bad movie", Roger Ebert has it listed on his website in the "great movies" section along with "Santa Sangre", Ebert has won a Pulitzer award for journalism and more than qualified to state what is a good film and what isn't, "El Topo" is not a b-movie, remove this review from your site immediately.

Did you guys hear someone talking in here?  I swear someone just said something? 
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« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2008, 09:38:32 PM »

This is not by any means a "bad movie", Roger Ebert has it listed on his website in the "great movies" section along with "Santa Sangre", Ebert has won a Pulitzer award for journalism and more than qualified to state what is a good film and what isn't, "El Topo" is not a b-movie, remove this review from your site immediately.

The review will not be removed, absolutely not.  It is offensive and nearsighted that you would even ask it to be.  "I do not agree, so you have to change." is the heart of what you just said.  Intolerance of differing opinions has been one of the pitfalls of Mankind since the beginning, and you are displaying it wonderfully.  Fortunately, I have the ability to politely tell you, "No."

"El Topo" is not what I consider a b-movie, but it is a cult film.  My criteria for what I review is simply that the films "fit" on the site, which is an opinion, and any person's opinion of a film is never wrong.  Perhaps you should go and read my review, which says that "El Topo" is incredible, that I do not understand even half of it, but that I love it to death.

Frankly, any critic's opinion of a movie is exactly that - an opinion.  It is not any more right or wrong than someone with absolutely no awards for journalism, film education, or other qualifying merits.
It's also disturbing how often one finds commentators using the term "B" Movie, who think this "B" must stand for "BAD," which of course, us BAD MOVIE lovers know is hardly the case.  Perhaps EL TOPO is a "B" movie but only in regard to its financing.  There are many many "A" Movies (with requisite big budgets and sometimes big names) that Bite with a capital "B" despite their advantages.  Some of my favorite films are "bad movies" but some of my favorite films are "B" movies that aren't "bad" at all...  Smile
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« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2008, 01:46:09 AM »

All well and good, but I still don't know why the rabbits died.
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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2008, 04:01:59 AM »

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« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2008, 01:54:22 PM »

Rented this a few months ago, enjoyed it, was impressed by it, but like any overtly metaphorical or avant garde movie...

It can get really really full of itself at times.

I love weird movies, I love artsy movies, but disliking it doesn't make you a philistine.
It probably just makes you someone who never liked weird movies to begin with...or someone born after 1980 who is sick of everyone over 40+ swearing their generation used up all the cool to be had in every medium.

And you emo kids better stop making them seem right!



See. Even thinking about this movie makes you full of yourself.
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« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2008, 06:36:34 AM »

To that ass who demanded Andrew take this review down-this site is also dedicated to cult films...but speaking of b-movies..how about some Bud Spencer reviews? (You know you want to!) Also (since I neglected to mention it before)-great site! Keep them reviews coming!
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« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2008, 11:47:33 AM »

Holy rediculous batman just what where they smoking when they made this?
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« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2008, 04:06:33 PM »

Holy rediculous batman just what where they smoking when they made this?

I can only explain what I was smoking when I watched it.  It was a 60/40 blend of Double Dutch Hashish and Peruvian Jimson Weed, with a light sprinkling of angel dust and a Jim Beam chaser.

The movie made perfect sense.  It is a wonderful story about kitties.
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« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2008, 04:30:20 PM »

if you think that el topo was insane, steer clear of the holy mountain, another film from alejandro jodorowsky. your head will explode.
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